ABOUT US

B&C is a privately-owned UK bank, authorised by the PRA and regulated by the PRA and FCA.

B&C is a privately-owned UK bank, authorised by the PRA and regulated by the PRA and FCA.

Our Board

Non-Executive Directors
Lord Strathclyde, Non-Executive Chairman, Bank & Clients

Lord Strathclyde

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Lord Strathclyde became Chairman of B&C in June 2016. He has a long and distinguished career in public service, latterly being Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He has served on the boards of several financial services companies including Scottish businesses and Mortgage Investment Trust Plc, Marketform Plc, Hampden Agencies Ltd and Trafigura BV. Currently Lord Strathclyde is a senior adviser to a number of international businesses and is Chairman of the Battersea Power Station Advisory Board.

Roger Barlow

Roger Barlow

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Roger has more than 40 years’ business and corporate experience and is a Chartered Accountant having been an Audit Partner at KPMG until 2000. Subsequently he was CFO for an AIM listed corporate finance company and is currently Non-Executive Director at Loughborough Building Society and Anexo plc, an AIM listed company and the independent member of the Audit Committee at the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Anthony Ward Non-Executive Director Bank & Clients

Anthony Ward

Independent Non-Executive Director

Anthony is an acknowledged expert in mortgages, risk management and funding solutions. During his career, which spans more than 40 years, he developed Kleinwort Benson’s innovative mortgage originating and securitisation business, Mortgage Funding Corporation PLC and was CFO then CEO of mortgage lender Britannic Money (now Mortgage Trust). He is a Fellow of both the Association of Corporate Treasurers and the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Institute of Credit Management. He is also a past Deputy Chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Chairman of Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

Additionally, Anthony is a Non-Executive Chairman of Landbay Partners Limited, a Chairman of Link Mortgage Services (a division of Link Group) and has led Home Funding since 2006.

Senior Management Team
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Nicole Coll

Executive Director

Nicole joined B&C from the Bank of England where she held the position of Chief Financial Accountant. Nicole also served as the Head of Financial Control and CFO at Societe Generale Newedge in London for seven years and previously held senior finance positions at broker-dealers in New York and London. Nicole is a qualified chartered accountant having worked at Deloitte in South Africa and in the USA. In addition to her Executive Role at B&C, Nicole is currently a Non-Executive Director at Dudley Building Society and The British Friendly Society.

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Georgina Behrens

Company Secretary, General Counsel and Compliance Officer

Georgina qualified and worked as a real estate lawyer at Linklaters before numerous legal and compliance roles within Citi, including corporate finance and financial crime. She has previously held the role of GC and Compliance Head and a director and company secretary of a challenger bank, similarly to B&C, post change in control.

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Anna Goldsmith

Head of Finance, Treasury and Deposit Administration

Anna is a qualified chartered accountant who joined B&C in 2017, after over 20 years at Lloyds Banking Group in various roles spanning Treasury, Finance, IT Change, Risk and Operations.

Our Board

Non-Executive Directors
Lord Strathclyde, Non-Executive Chairman, Bank & Clients

Lord Strathclyde

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Lord Strathclyde became Chairman of B&C in June 2016. He has a long and distinguished career in public service, latterly being Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He has served on the boards of several financial services companies including Scottish businesses and Mortgage Investment Trust Plc, Marketform Plc, Hampden Agencies Ltd and Trafigura BV. Currently Lord Strathclyde is a senior adviser to a number of international businesses and is Chairman of the Battersea Power Station Advisory Board.

Roger Barlow

Roger Barlow

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Roger has more than 40 years’ business and corporate experience and is a Chartered Accountant having been an Audit Partner at KPMG until 2000. Subsequently he was CFO for an AIM listed corporate finance company and is currently Non-Executive Director at Loughborough Building Society and Anexo plc, an AIM listed company and the independent member of the Audit Committee at the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Anthony Ward Non-Executive Director Bank & Clients

Anthony Ward

Independent Non-Executive Director

Anthony is an acknowledged expert in mortgages, risk management and funding solutions. During his career, which spans more than 40 years, he developed Kleinwort Benson’s innovative mortgage originating and securitisation business, Mortgage Funding Corporation PLC and was CFO then CEO of mortgage lender Britannic Money (now Mortgage Trust). He is a Fellow of both the Association of Corporate Treasurers and the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Institute of Credit Management. He is also a past Deputy Chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Chairman of Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

Additionally, Anthony is a Non-Executive Chairman of Landbay Partners Limited, a Chairman of Link Mortgage Services (a division of Link Group) and has led Home Funding since 2006.

Senior Management Team
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Nicole Coll

Executive Director

Nicole joined B&C from the Bank of England where she held the position of Chief Financial Accountant. Nicole also served as the Head of Financial Control and CFO at Societe Generale Newedge in London for seven years and previously held senior finance positions at broker-dealers in New York and London. Nicole is a qualified chartered accountant having worked at Deloitte in South Africa and in the USA. In addition to her Executive Role at B&C, Nicole is currently a Non-Executive Director at Dudley Building Society and The British Friendly Society.

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Georgina Behrens

Company Secretary, General Counsel and Compliance Officer

Georgina qualified and worked as a real estate lawyer at Linklaters before numerous legal and compliance roles within Citi, including corporate finance and financial crime. She has previously held the role of GC and Compliance Head and a director and company secretary of a challenger bank, similarly to B&C, post change in control.

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Anna Goldsmith

Head of Finance, Treasury and Deposit Administration

Anna is a qualified chartered accountant who joined B&C in 2017, after over 20 years at Lloyds Banking Group in various roles spanning Treasury, Finance, IT Change, Risk and Operations.